What do you get when you mix a seamstress with a banker?

Pinterest, of course! Yeah, they don’t call me the Queen of Corn for nothing. I couldn’t help making the awful joke as a segue into this week’s YA Indie Carnival topic.

How do indie writers use Pinterest?

I’ve been dabbling in this social medium for a while now. I can tell you that Mogdoc News on Pinterest has 3 different boards and I use them in 3 entirely different ways.

The All Things Mogdoc board incorporates images that remind me of places and items in the books. I found all these images after writing about the items in the books, so I can’t really call them inspiration – however, they do look very much like the images that I had stuck in my head at the time. The mission of this board is to draw people into the Midnight Guardian series. This is widely the most popular board by Mogdoc News. Why? It has the single most repinned pic on it. Formulate your guess as to which it is. I’ll reveal it later in this post.

The YA Books for Kindle board houses some recommendations for great Kindle books. Many of these are from YA Indie Carnival authors. The goal of this board is to attract readers that are actively seeking books of this genre on Pinterest.

The third board is called Nerd Nirvana and is more for me than anyone else. It’s where I put the stuff that makes me giggle, like Kermit the Frog as Edward Cullen or Seth Green walking down the street with Chewbacca. When I’m feeling down, I bring up my Nerd Nirvana board and it immediately puts me in a better mood.

By the way, the most repinned pic by a landslide is the farm pic on the All Things Mogdoc board…go figure.

So there you have it. That’s how this indie author uses Pinterest. See what these others are doing…

 1. Laura A. H. Elliott 2. Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3. Heather Self 4. T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5. Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga 6. Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog
7. K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed 8. Gwenn Wright, author of Filter
9. Heather M. White, author of The Destiny Saga 10. Liz Long | Just another writer on the loose.
11. Ella James 12. Maureen Murrish
13. Valerie Sloan 14. YA Sci Fi Author’s Ramblings
15. A Little Bit of R&R